Friday, December 4, 2009

Quick Gift Card Holders

Last night I began my Christmas preparations (a bit slow I know!) and writing in my Christmas cards ready for the snail mail. In doing so I realised I needed to make a couple of quick Gift Card Holders so these are what I created:

The basic design is cutting a 12 cm x 17.5 cm piece of cardstock (4 3/4" x 7" for those who prefer imperial measurements) - I used Brushed Gold and Brushed Silver cardstock from Stampin' Up!'s Brushed Metallic pack. I then scored on the long edge at 3.5 cm (1 1/2") and again at 10.5 cm (4 1/4"). I folded the cardstock on the 3.5 cm (1 1/2") score line and adhered this with Sticky Strip to create a pocket for the gift card. I then folded the holder in half on the 10.5 cm (4 1/4") score line. Using a piece of coordinating Designer Series Paper, cut to 11 cm x 6 cm (4 1/2 x 2 1/2"), I adhered this to the front of the holder. Using Stampin' Up!'s Slit Punch I punched a slot out of the front of the holder. Then I attached two pieces of ribbon to the front of the holder just behind the slot and I used some Sticky Strip and a gold/silver split pin to help attach the ribbon to the cardstock. I had one piece longer than the other so it would wrap around the back of the gift card holder to then be tied at the front. I stamped Season's Greetings from the Snow Swirled stamp set to the front of the pouch area which can be seen when the holder is opened. The one I made using the imperial measurements had a smaller gold border around the DSP as I used the easiest/quickest measurements I could see on my cutter for speed of the design, you could cut the DSP slightly smaller to create a wider gold border if you prefer.

These were so quick and easy to make and made the presentation of my gift cards so much nicer, what do you think? I hope my instructions are clear and you can follow them to make your own personalised gift card holder.


Anonymous said...

love my gift card got it in the mail yesterday.

Mae Collins said...

You are most welcome and I am guessing this Anonymous person is my sister Ann-Mary?


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